Fantasy Football Starts and Sits for Week Three

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during their NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 18, 2016 in Oakland, California.

One of the most crucial parts of playing fantasy football is playing the match-ups. Now some players are matchup-proof; you are not going to sit Aaron Rodgers or Antonio Brown. These are some fantasy football starts and sits for a week three to help you win your match-up this week.

Fantasy Football Starts and Sits for week three

Starts

Matt Ryan

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is averaging over 20 fantasy points per game this season. In week three he has a great matchup against the division rival New Orleans Saints on Monday night Football.

Ryan Tannehill

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is averaging 18 fantasy points per game this season and has a solid matchup in week three vs the Cleveland Browns. The Browns are allowing the twelfth most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season.

Melvin Gordon

San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is bouncing back from his awful rookie season. Gordon is averaging 17 fantasy points per game so far this season. With the injury to Danny Woodhead Gordon will be the feature back for the San Diego offense.

Lamar Miller

Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller is getting the bulk of the carries in Houston and proving he can be a feature back in the NFL. In week three he has a solid matchup against the New England Patriots on Thursday Night Football. Expect Miller to see 20 plus carries this week.

Larry Fitzgerald

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has found the fountain of youth. Fitzgerald is averaging 17 fantasy points per game so far this season. In week three he is going up against the Buffalo Bills who allowed the Jets wide receivers to go off last week.

Travis Benjamin

San Diego Chargers wide receiver Travis Benjamin is now the number one target for the Chargers with the season-ending injury to Keenan Allen. Benjamin is coming off of a great week two where he had 115 yards and two touchdowns. In week three he is going up against a banged up Indianapolis Colts defense.

Dennis Pitta

Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta is finally back to his original form. Pitta has dealt with several injuries over the past few seasons. Last Sunday he had over 100 receiving yards against the Cleveland Browns. Pitta has a solid matchup in week three vs the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Delanie Walker

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker has a solid Match up in week three vs the Oakland Raiders who are giving up the fourth-most points to tight ends this season.

Sits

Andy Dalton

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is having a solid season but has a difficult matchup in week three vs the Denver Broncos. They have been tough on quarterbacks over the past few seasons. 

Kirk Cousins

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is having a rough start to his 2016 season. Cousins is only averaging 14 fantasy points per game and has a tough matchup against the New York Giants who are allowing the fifth fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks this season.

Jeremy Hill

Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill is having a decent start to the season but is very touchdown dependent. In week three he has a difficult matchup vs the Denver Broncos who have been tough on running backs this season.

Carlos Hyde

San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde started off his season solid. In week three he has a tough matchup vs the Seattle Seahawks who are allowing the fourth fewest points to running backs this season.

Demaryius Thomas

Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is coming off of a solid game in week two where he totaled 11 fantasy points. In week three he is going up against the Cincinnati Bengals who were able to shut down Antonio Brown last weekend. Thomas could be in for a rough week three.

Sammy Watkins

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins is coming off of a rough week two where he only scored two fantasy points. This week he is going up against the Arizona Cardinals. Watkins is also dealing with a foot injury. With the tough match up and the injury, he is a risky play in week three.

Jesse James

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James is having a solid start to the 2016 season James is averaging six fantasy points per game. In week three he has a difficult matchup vs the Philadelphia Eagles who are allowing the fewest fantasy points to tight ends this season.

Julius Thomas

Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas is having a solid start to the season. Thomas is averaging close to 10 fantasy points per game this season. Thomas has a tough matchup against the Baltimore Ravens who are allowieighth-fewest fewest fantasy points to tight ends this season.

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